MIDDLE ENGLISH "LONG OPEN O"

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/ô:/

Spelling: o, oo

open "open"
nose "nose"

Low, back, rounded long vowel. Vowel of PDE broad.

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OE /a:/ Rounding of /a:/ Great Vowel Shift EME /o/
OE /o/ Lengthening in open syllables